Tag: Stress Fracture

Lower Limb

Foot Stress Fracture

Brief Outline of Stress Fracture to the Foot Stress fractures in the foot are usually a result of repetitive impact to the bones of the feet. Running or jumping on hard surfaces, changing the duration or distance of workouts too quickly, or fatigued muscles that can no longer absorb shock can lead to small cracks […]

Lower Limb

Tibia Stress Fracture

Brief Outline of Tibia Stress Fracture Repetitive impact activities, such as running and jumping, can cause small cracks in the bone called stress fractures. These most often occur in the weight bearing bone, the tibia, of the lower leg. Athletes with lower bone density, due to dietary issues or genetic predisposition, are more susceptible, as are […]

Lower Limb

Medial Tibial Pain Syndrome (Shin Splints)

Brief Outline of Medial Tibial Pain Syndrome – Shin Splints Shin splints are a common complaint of runners and other athletes who have just taken up running. Shin splints are actually a term used to cover all pain in the anterior shin area. There are several possible causes. Medial tibial pain syndrome, the most common cause […]

Lower Limb

Stress Fracture of the Foot

There are several locations of stress fracture in the foot, but there is only one type that atheletes can identify themselves. Metatarsal stress fractures are common and can often be self diagnosed. The pain is located on the shaft of the metatarsal behind the joint. It is usually felt on top, but may be deep […]

Shin Splints
Lower Limb

Shin Splint (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

What is Shin Splint (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)? Shin splint is the symptom of pain over the front of the tibial bone. What are the Causes? Shin splints are normally due to overuse. When the overuse causes irritation to the tendons and the attachment of these tendons to the bone, the condition is called medial […]